While there's nothing wrong with any of those beverages (except perhaps the green beer), we'd like to make your St. Patrick's Day a little more interesting this year.
So we suggest you honor the Emerald Isle on Saturday by making cocktails that not only call for smooth Irish whiskey but also some unexpected ingredients.
You've heard of kegs & eggs, but what about bacon-infused Bushmills? This clever cocktail incorporates all the elements of a complete breakfast: orange juice, maple syrup, an egg and the aforementioned cured-meat whiskey.View recipe: The Nose to Cocktail
Fruity and pink probably aren’t the first two characteristics you'd think of for a St. Patrick's Day tipple, but not everybody likes a spirit-forward cocktail. Just don't be fooled: This sweet-and-sour treat packs a jigger of whiskey.View recipe: Tully-Tini
This cocktail is really just a Manhattan made with Irish whiskey. Until, that is, you get to the final ingredient. Just one dash of absinthe turns the drink into something much more complex.View recipe: The Blackthorn
Besides being named for the round drum that's a part of every Celtic band, there's nothing traditional about this drink. Maple sugar adds a complex sweetness, port contributes a deep fruity note and a whole egg makes it frothy and rich.View recipe: An Bodhran (The Drum)
This citrusy drink is bright and sweet, thanks to a German honey liqueur and a splash of orange juice. If it's gonna be warm where you are on St. Patrick's Day, enjoy a round to cool off while you celebrate.View recipe: Frisky Whiskey
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